Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 ED VR

Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 ED VR

Who It’s For:

This lens is for the photographer who doesn’t need the speed of the 70-200mm f/2.8, but instead needs the extra range that this lens provides.

What We Like:

Optics: This lens is optically amazing out to 300mm, with some softness at the widest aperture at 400mm. But, when stopped down, this lens is incredibly sharp at all apertures.

VR: Nikon Claims 3 Stops and I’d have to agree. This lens is actually hand holdable for non moving subjects.

What We Don’t:

AF Speed: Slow. Granted it’s a slow lens, but AF can be a bit of a hinderance especially if you’re trying to shoot quickly moving subjects.

Tripod Collar: Just gets in the way.

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